Course guide

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Learning Outcomes
At the successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Identify, review and evaluate your knowledge and learning from your own professional practice and context as a tertiary educator, demonstrating deep reflective learning, transformative development and an ability to integrate theory into your practice in the tertiary teaching context.

2. Systematically present claims for prior learning assessment for the learning outcomes of two courses in the Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education:

This will be supported by evidence, which demonstrates the ability to provide a persuasive account of learning from work/practice and how this informs your professional identity and development.

Pathway within the course

The course is conducted over a set period and is structured though a series of modules designed to enable you to meet the learning outcomes. It is delivered primarily through an online approach focused:

  • on the material in this module
  • facilitated support provided via e-mail, telephone, online
  • possible workshops online or face-to-face information sessions
  • access to the Polytechnic’s learning resources centre and use of the library system online and in person

Within this course there are a series of activities and tasks that we believe will be useful in facilitating you to identify and capture the breadth and depth of understandings that you have from your teaching experience, and to undertake critical reflection on this. We strongly encourage you to undertake these activities and to use them in your portfolio.

This course is designed to help you reflect on your work/practice and to recognise the impact that you have in your workplace.

your course facilitator and along support from the GDTE team I will be here to support you as you explore and deepen your understanding of your work and working environment and to help you with the preparation of your presentation for assessment. We will provide feedback on any draft pieces you submit and will give you support and advice and make suggestion on how to strengthen what you are exploring. Make good use of us as we are here to support you throughout and to guide you towards a successful outcome.

There are five distinct phases to your preparation:

1. unpacking and scoping of your integrated experience

2. drawing out underpinning knowledge, skills, philosophy, values, beliefs

3. reconstruction of your learning from experience, reformatting within parameters of qualification

4. reconstructing specific case studies and stories to illustrate your understandings

5. development of the framework for your assessment presentation

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Tips: You are strongly encouraged to:
  • If you haven’t already done so it is a good idea to bookmark the main page for this course as it makes it so much easier to go back to each time you want to access the course
  • Plan your learning: set goals for your learning, and decide on the resources and support that you need. Allocate deadlines for completing each module, and the topics and activities therein.
  • Monitor your progress: reflect on your learning and whether you are achieving your goals. Decide on the actions you need to take to achieve your goals.
  • Set up a blog - use this to share information and ideas, and to collaborate with others. This will help you to develop your evidence, narrative and reflective discussions for the assessment portfolio.
  • Promote your blog posts to the other course participants and ensure they all have access to them.
  • Find a study partner or join a study group: to share ideas with and to swap detailed feedback on your work (e.g., as comments to blog posts)

Move to the page Getting Started to find your way around this course